Casting Roundup: Carla Gugino Joins ‘Justified,’ Sarah Silverman and Jeff Goldblum on ‘The League’

Sarah SilvermanCarla Gugino has so much great work under her belt. Gugino played major roles in films like Watchmen and on series including Entourage. Plus, she holds the distinction of having been in both Sin City and Spin City. Gugino will extend her talents to the third season of the FX series Justified, playing an assistant director to the U.S. Marshals Service, based out of D.C. Gugino’s character, Karen Goodall, will have something of a history with Timothy Olyphant’s Raylan Givens, dating back to their Miami days. Justified‘s third season will premiere in early 2012 on FX. –TVLine

This Thanksgiving, The League will be picking up two free agents for a holiday-themed episode: Sarah Silverman and Jeff Goldblum. Silverman will play Andre’s (Paul Sheer) sister, while Jeff Goldblum, in the most perfect casting in recent history, will play the father of Nick Kroll’s character, Ruxin. Both of these actors are well-experienced in some of the outrageous comedy typical to The League, so we should expect a lively family reunion this November. The League airs Thursdays at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on FX. –EW

Community is two for two with outstanding Christmas episodes. Where the first taught the group a couple of more or less light-hearted lessons about tolerance and friendship, the second was a much darker, and more fascinating, insight into the mind of (most) everyone’s favorite character, Abed. So, this year has a lot to live up to. It’s already got some promise, what with the casting of Saturday Night Live‘s secret weapon, Taran Killam. Killam will play a choir teacher at Greendale Community College, who is most likely destined for the destructive powers of the study group. –TVLine